Wheels for narrow track CJ7
When I was building my 79 CJ7, I decided to go with 35x12.5 BFG AT's on 8.5 rims with 3.5 inch backspace. I chose this wheel size and backspacing to keep the wheels inside the fender flares. Most of my off-roading here in Florida is in mud. I enjoy driving my Jeep on the road, but I have a problem. The narrow track and narrow tires means that the Jeep doesn't fit in the highway ruts. I am always too close to the center or the edge, causing it to wander. I want to go to wider rims, with less backspacing. I am concerned about running less backspacing because of the load on the spindles. I think 12 inch rims with 1 inch backspacing would accomplish what I am looking for. Any pros or cons appreciated. As usual, I probably don't see the BIG picture.